LLAW3097 Civil procedure

1.1 Course details

Course code: LLAW3097
Course name: Civil Procedure
Programme offered under: LLB Programme
Semester: Second
Designated research course: Not applicable
Specialization: Not applicable
Prerequisites / Co-requisites: No
Course offered to non-law students: No
Credit point value: 6 credits

1.2 Course description

  • considerations prior to commencement of action;
  • legal aid;
  • jurisdiction of courts;
  • parties and joinder;
  • commencement of proceedings;
  • service and acknowledgment of service;
  • pleadings (Statement of Claim, Defence and Counterclaim; Reply);
  • summary disposal of actions (judgment on admissions; default judgment and summary judgment);
  • interlocutory application (interlocutory injunctions, Mareva injunctions, Anton Piller Orders, prohibition orders, security for costs, interim payments);
  • discovery, further and better particulars, interrogatories;
  • compromises and settlements, ADR, sanctioned offer and sanctioned payment;
  • case management, sanctions for non-compliance, pre-trial security;
  • aspects of the civil trial, preparation for trials and trail procedures, judgment and costs;
  • enforcement of judgments; and
  • appeals

2.1 Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) for this course

CLO 1 Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and understanding of the procedural rules for conducting a civil action in the High Court and in the District court in Hong Kong.

CLO 2 Identify and deal with the variety of technical procedural issues which arise in legal practice.

CLO 3 Analyse properly the legal and factual issues and apply the relevant procedural rules and principles to fact situations presented to them.

CLO 4 Acquire and develop a habit of active learning and critical thinking.

2.2 LLB Programme Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

PLO A Demonstrate a solid understanding of the body of legal knowledge and the capacity to critically analyse and evaluate legal principles and arguments, at a level required to meet the standards and expectations of the legal profession and the community at large.

PLO B Apply the knowledge, lawyering skills and legal reasoning to real situations in life, with a view to resolving issues, problems and disputes within the legal parameters.

PLO C Appreciate the underlying values of the law and the legal system in the broad social, economic, political and cultural contexts: justice, the Rule of Law, and protection of rights and liberties which form the fabrics of a civilised society, and the importance of upholding these values by the legal community.

PLO D Appreciation of the differences in laws and legal systems among different political, social and cultural environments, and develop a comparative understanding of the different legal systems, legal ethos and legal cultures among the various jurisdictions.

PLO E Ability to present effectively legal arguments in the professional context, as well as conveying and explaining the law effectively to lay clients and members of the larger community

PLO F Strong awareness of social issues and conditions, and utilise analytical abilities and rhetorical advocacy for the betterment of the human community.

2.3 Programme Learning Outcomes to be achieved in this course


3.1 Assessment Summary

Assessment task Due date Weighting Feedback method* Course learning outcomes
Final exam TBC  100%  1 1, 2, 3, 4
  *Feedback method (to be determined by course teacher)
1 A general course report to be disseminated through Moodle
2 Individual feedback to be disseminated by email / through Moodle
3 Individual review meeting upon appointment
4 Group review meeting
5 In-class verbal feedback

3.2 Assessment Detail

To be advised by course convenor(s).

3.3 Grading Criteria

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/grading-criteria/


4.1 Learning Activity Plan

Seminar 3 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks
Private study time: 9.5 hours / week for 12 teaching weeks

Remarks: the normative student study load per credit unit is 25 ± 5 hours (ie. 150 ± 30 hours for a 6-credit course), which includes all learning activities and experiences within and outside of classroom, and any assessment task and examinations and associated preparations.

4.2 Details of Learning Activities

To be advised by course convenor(s).

5.1 Resources

Reading materials: Reading materials are posted on Moodle
Core reading list: A Guide to Civil Procedure in Hong Kong by Wilkinson, Cheung and Booth (6th Edition, LexisNexis Butterworths )
Recommended reading list: TBA

5.2 Links

Please refer to the following link: http://www.law.hku.hk/course/learning-resources/

By the publication of the course profile online, the Faculty deems the student as having been notified of the course requirements.